Personal Injury Solicitors Hitchin

GC Solicitors have been providing Personal Injury Solicitor services to clients in Hitchin and the wider area for many years. If you have been the victim of an accident in Hitchin and you were not to blame then one of our team will be able to help you. We have helped countless clients in the Hertfordshire area in gaining compensation for injuries that have resulted from an accident that was not their fault. We combine expert knowledge of the personal injury legal field with a friendly and personable approach and operate a No-Win, No-Fee policy as we are confident that, if we take your case on, we will get a good outcome.

Do I have a Personal Injury Claim?

Before embarking on a personal injury legal case, it is first very important to determine whether or not you have a valid claim. Almost all cases of personal injury claims must be made within three years of the accident in which the injury was sustained, and the following four factors must also apply:
  1. The defendant owed you a duty of care
  2. The defendant breached that duty of care
  3. You suffered injury/damage as a result of the defendant’s breach of duty
  4. The injury/damage which you suffered is not too far removed from the defendant’s wrongdoing.
When you first enquire with us one of our personal injury experts will liaise with you to go over your case. We will then advise you as to whether there is a claim to be pursued and the ways in which the points above relate to your claim. We are able to assist with injuries sustained in a wide variety of accidents including:

 

Accident at Work Personal Injury Claims

In our many years of practicing personal injury law we have assisted a wide range of clients from all kinds of different professions and industries and have successfully claimed compensation on their behalf. All employers have a duty of care to anyone under their employ and it is vital that all reasonable measures are in place to protect the health and safety of their employees. If you have been injured as a result of an accident at work that was caused by someone else’s negligence then you may be due compensation. There are even occasions where some of the fault may have been your own, but you may still be able to make a legal claim. The important thing is to be able to prove that your employer did not take the appropriate steps in preventing your accident. If your accident resulted because your employer failed to take reasonable steps to ensure your safety, then you are likely to have a strong case for a compensation claim. One of the main concerns of our clients when pursuing a compensation claim against their current employers is the effect the claim will have on their job. It is important to remember, however, that it is the insurance company and not the employer themselves that is being pursued.

Road Traffic Accident Claims in Hitchin

Although a relatively small town, Hitchin still has many busy roads that go through it and around it. As with most roads around the UK there are, unfortunately, many road traffic accidents (RTAs) every year with many resulting in injuries for which the injured party may be able to claim compensation. The RTA must have occurred within the last three years before you can begin a claim and it does not matter whether you were the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, a pedestrian or any other kind of road user, if you suffered an injury a result of another party’s negligence then you may have a claim for compensation. Even if the driver of the vehicle which was at fault for the accident is untraceable or uninsured we can still assist you in gaining the compensation you deserve.

Life Changing Injury Claims and Fatal Accident Claims Hitchin

Sadly, we find ourselves dealing with cases where the injured party has suffered a life changing injury or representing families who have lost a loved one as a result of someone’s negligence. We consider ourselves specialists in this kind of situation and can guide you through the legal process. Not only does our experience leave us in a very strong position to get a good outcome for you but our friendly and personal service is also on hand to answer any questions that you or your family may have in the most challenging of circumstances.

Slips, Trips & Falls

There is a duty of care on the owner of any land or premises in the UK to any member of the public who may be using it. If an accident occurs involving a member of the public that is a result of the owner’s negligence then the owners will be liable for that accident under the occupier’s liability/public liability laws.
An example of this would be if there was an accident as a result of a poorly maintained pathway or road (defects such as potholes). In this instance the Highways Authority and local councils would be liable as these are the organisations responsible for the proper maintenance of the roads and pathways. Similarly, owners of shops and restaurants would be liable for any accident that happened on their premises as a result of their negligence.
 

Other Commonly Seen Injury Claims

Faulty Products

News stories about recalls on various different products seem to be becoming more of a regular occurrence. These recalls are often the result of a product being found to be unsafe or unfit for purpose after being released. Unfortunately, there are usually some accidents that occur in the interim period of the release of the product and the recall. If you have been in the unfortunate position of a product causing you injury or illness then you may be due compensation. Keeping the important, supporting, information such as receipt of purchase, packaging material, the product itself and any other associated items will only help in strengthening your claim. One of our expert lawyers will help guide you through the claims process, ensure that you have a strong claim and then proceed with legal action if required.

Animal Injuries

We have worked with clients with a wide range of animal injuries and, although they vary in severity, they are a surprisingly common occurrence. There are more direct animal injuries such as being bitten by a dog or being kicked by a horse but there are also injuries that are the result of an accident caused by animals (for example a road traffic accident). If an animal has caused you injury or has caused an accident that has resulted in an injury to you then you may have a claim for compensation.
 

Contact our Personal Injury Solicitors Serving Hitchin

If you have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence then get in touch with us today. Even if you are unsure whether or not there is a claim to be made we would still be happy to speak with you and advise you on the merits of your potential claim. Give us a call on 01462 483 800 or send an email to admin@gcsols.co.uk. In some circumstance we are able to offer home visits but every client receives our fully dedicated and personalised service.